Restorative Justice is a culture and set of practices that engage a community in building relationships and repairing harm through mutual, inclusive dialogue, understanding, and cooperation. A whole-school approach to Restorative Justice is more than a set of interventions aimed at students, but rather a way of being that touches all members of the school community and their relationships with each other.
As one DC educator shared, “One of my favorite parts is that Restorative Practices is so user-friendly. There is such a push on the academic piece nowadays and there is a disconnect between the educator and the youth. It is a problem that exists in so many of our schools. RP closes the distance between our educators, adults, and kids. This helps us keep connected as they are getting older. It’s a great tool. Not just reactive, but to build community.”
Restorative Justice Professional Development
- Tuesday, June 23, 2020: Using Restorative Practices to Establish Family Engagement in Your Virtual School Community
- Thursday and Friday, June 25-26, 2020: Restorative Frameworks for Discipline in the New Normal (two-day)
- Wednesday, July 8, 2020: Virtual Community Building Circles
- Tuesday, July 14, 2020: Restorative Justice, Mental Health and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
- Friday, July 17, 2020: Heard & Connected: What Youth Need Most in Your Virtual Classroom
- Monday, Aug. 10, 2020: Restorative Justice for Staff Engagement and Wellness
- Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020: Post-Distance Learning: The Restorative Practices Back-to-School Starter Pack
For questions, please contact Jessica Dulay at [email protected].